Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Halt the Hate (From Star Trek)

Here in Toronto yesterday there was a bomb threat at the Jewish Community Centre. Unfortunately the JCC was not alone, as there were several such centres targeted in other cities. Hate and prejudice refuse to leave us.

For some strange reason this ol' Trekker was reminded of some memorable quotes from the original Star Trek series:

"Oh, how absolutely typical of your species! You don't understand something, so you become fearful."

Perhaps someday we can claim the following quote:

"Where I come from, size, shape, or colour makes no difference."


"All men are brothers."


Here's a bonus. While leafing through Star Trek Speaks (a book from my geeky youth) I came across this quote, a conversation; it reminded me of a certain President Donald J. Trump:

"Evil does seek to maintain power by suppressing the truth."
"Or by misleading the innocent."


Jon said...

Disturbing to see comments on the as-yet-unaired new Trek TV show that mock it for being 'too diverse'. The original series was groundbreaking in that regard.

Simon St. Laurent said...

It was groundbreaking in many ways, but you are right.

Apparently the new show is having terrible problems; the series premiere keeps getting pushed back. They can push it off the Scarborough Bluffs for all I care.

Adele Menegon said...

Re: last quote and Trump -- how true and how scary!

Simon St. Laurent said...

That television series covered a lot of bases.